Friday, January 30, 2004


Chicago Community Cinema Feb. 3rd

Chicago Community Cinema, a networking event for independent film in Chicago, meets Tuesday, February 3rd, at 6:00 PM at Excalibur, 632 N. Dearborn St. (Yahoo map).


Thursday, January 22, 2004


Actors Network Meeting

Sunday at 12 noon (January 25, 2004)
1803 W. Byron St. (Yahoo Map) $3 at the door
Goals and Dreams:
Bring a notebook, goals, dreams, and ideas for the new year.
Motivating way to see results fast... we'll help each other.
It's going to be a rockin year and ya get out of life what ya put into it... so, come along and amaze yourself!
Looking forward to seeing you all there - Jose Saro Solis, Director; Patti Balsis-Long, Assistant


Saturday, January 17, 2004


Family Freud at Sketchfest

See Family Freud at Chicago Sketchfest:

Sunday, January 18, 2004, 7 PM
Theatre Building Chicago - North Theatre
1225 W. Belmont (just west of Belmont and Racine), Chicago (Yahoo Map)
call 773-327-5252 for reservations
$10 for Family Freud or $60 for a Festival Pass
(you can get a $2 off coupon on-line)

I'm in this; you can come see me.


Thursday, January 15, 2004


Free Theatre Stuff

Like seats:

Say, have you always wanted a big orange couch, or a used piano?
Do you need a big office desk? Or a bank of movie theater seats? Or file cabinets?
Would you like this stuff FREE?!?
The Playground is closing down it's old theater space on Lincoln Avenue, and we've GOT TO GET RID OF LOTS OF STUFF!
We've got beat-up couches, we've got beat-up lamps, we've got telephones, we've got a piano, we've got seven banks of movie seats (four to a bank) we're willing to part with. Plus more stuff I can't even think of right now!
Come on by the Playground (3341 N. Lincoln [Yahoo Map]) Saturday from noon until 5pm and claim it... this stuff is yours for the taking. The caveat? You've got to bring your own crew to move it, and you have to provide your own transport. And you've got to get it out NOW!
For more info, or to lay claim early to some of our fine crap, e-mail


Tech Director Needed

Position: Freelance Technical Director/Coordinator for extra-curricular production at Walter Payton College Prep High School (a Chicago Public School)
Dates: Feb 1 - May 10 (Tech begins April 23, [2004] Opening April 30, [2004] Closing May 9[, 2004])
Time requirements: At least 120, but not to exceed 150 hours, mostly weekday afternoons and some weekends.
Pay: $10 per hour
Requirements of the position include: working with myself (faculty director) and student scenic designers to create and execute a scenic design for the play; taking the lead to design and hang lights for the play (with the help of a student crew); and various other duties relating to the construction and operation of the play through opening night. Applicant should have some design experience, drafting skills, and knowledge of lighting design and technology. Current theatre students are encouraged to apply.
The schedule is flexible, mostly weekday afternoons and some weekends, and would probably begin as approximately one night a week and gradually build as we get closer to the show. We are looking to hire someone by February 1.
This is a limited gig, with the possibility of becoming a regular twice-a-year job (we do a play in the fall and in the spring).
Contact Info:
Dan Winkler
Drama Director
Walter Payton College Prep
or 773.505.9465

This is all I know about this; caveat actor (or rather tech director).


Wednesday, January 07, 2004


Free Health Fair January 12th

Free Health Fair for all entertainment professionals
Featuring: blood pressure screenings, cholesterol levels,
breathing capacity screening
On site consultation with dentist and podiatrist
Health and wellness information
Massage therapists
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, January 12, 2004
Actors' Equity Association Chicago Member's Center
125 South Clark Street
No appointment necessary.
Contributing Sponsors: Chicago Entertainment Industry
Labor Coalition, Actors' Equity Foundation, AFTRA, SAG,
and The Actors' Fund of America

You do not need to be a union member to participate.


Tuesday, January 06, 2004


Production Directory Seeks Submissions

The Diversity Committee of the Illinois Production Alliance is compiling a Production Directory:

Minorities and or people of color working in or wanting to work in the State of Illinois Visual Media Community.
Crew/Professional Bios, Resumes, Demo Reels, Actor's headshots/resumes, etc.
No later than January 8, 2004
Send your information to:
IPA Diversity Committee
c/o Illinois Production Alliance
One E. Erie, Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60626

This is all I know about this.

Sunday, January 04, 2004


Cabaret to Close

The second longest-running revival in the history of Broadway musicals ends its storied run - in this its third incarnation - after 2,378 performances and nearly six years

(from New York Daily News).

Saturday, January 03, 2004


Extras Needed

High quality short film. No pay, but we'll feed you and you'll get a copy for your reel.
Date: Monday, Jan 5 - Men and women between 21 and 30
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Chicago - Bucktown
Date: Tuesday, Jan 6 - Men and women 25 to 60
Time: TBD
Location: Chicago - Lincoln Square
Please contact Audrey ASAP: 847-630-6114

This is all I know about this, caveat actor.